Our Osteopaths treat a wide range of sporting injuries, including:
- Muscle strains to the neck and back
- Ligament sprains to the ankle and wrist
- Hip, knee and leg injuries. For example: shin splints, patellar tendonitis, hamstring, groin and calf strains
- Shoulder and elbow injuries. For example: rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis and golfers elbow
- Back spasms
- Feet – plantar facititis,
Any injury that arises from physical recreation, exercise or training counts as a sports injury.
Repetitive motions lead to nerve, tendon and muscle inflammation. Some of these overuse injuries are so common that they bear the names of the sports that cause them. You’ve probably heard of tennis elbow, golfer’s arm and runner’s knee even if you haven’t experienced them yourself. Delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is a form of acute overuse injury – those muscle aches that make it so difficult to get out of bed a day or two after a strenuous workout are DOMS in action.
Overuse injuries can manifest well after the events that precipitated it. Many retired athletes cope with osteoarthritis after years of hard wear on their knees, hips or shoulder. Chronic back pain may have its origins in countless small tweaks and twinges that add up to increasing discomfort with age.
Acute traumatic injuries cause damage to soft tissues or joints. Sprains and muscle strains, torn cartilage, and irritated joints can happen in an instant.